Book #29202

Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Steinbeck

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; x, 182 pages
Publisher: New York: The Viking Press, 1969.

Price: $119.00

A first Trade edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dustjacket. This edition was published simultaneously with a limited edition of only 1000 copies. Bound in tourquoise and blue cloth with silver lettering on the spine, matching turquoise top stain. Goldstone/Payne A44b. A most attractive copy.

Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, as a "warm-up" to writing East of Eden, Steinbeck penned a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor of the Viking Press. He wrote the letters on the left-handed pages of a notebook. The facing pages would be filled with the text of East of Eden. The letters covered many subjects from Steinbeck's random thoughts to novel writing to concern for his sons.

Author Bio

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902—December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known of the 20th century. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and a total of twenty-five books, novels, non-fiction and short stories. In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.